Birds Need Water

It’s been snowing again during the night.  The covering of snow looks lovely, but isn’t!  It’s cold, slippery and windy.

I brought some of the bird feeders in last night which is good as they are snow free and dry.

I’ve just realised how frozen the garden pond and the small water dish is.  I’d been so busy putting bird food out I’d forgotten they need water.

I’ve boiled the ketter and will de-ice the small water bowl I keep for the birds.

I sometimes put a few stones in the bottom of the dish, it gives birds something to grip on.

By chance I’ve seen some cat footprints in the snow.  So we must have a cat roaming about on an evening.  The footprints headed into our large laurel hedge, which is a pity because I know birds roost there.

I put some bird food out just as daylight was breaking.  The countryside really did look lovely.  I’ve already had blackbirds and thrushes at the feeders.

I’m starting to get starlings in largish numbers and I’ve this morning I’ve seen a rook hovering.

Will go and top the feeders and the water up now.

We all take water for granted, turn on a tap or buy some bottled water, but I’ve just seen blackbirds and other birds standing on the ice on the pond trying to get water.  There is one water dish near the pond and one near the feeders.

It will soon be my breakfast time!

Have a good day.

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